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Monday, 2018 Jul 02nd

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is seeing an uptick in bats testing positive for rabies. As of June 28, the MDHHS Bureau of Laboratories has identified rabies in 22 bats and two skunks. Last year at this time, MDHHS had identified nine bats with rabies. Michiganders are reminded to adopt practices that protect their families and animals from rabies.

Health

Sunday, 2018 Jul 01st

The Manchester Community Fair, Chelsea Community Fair, and Saline Community Fair are proud to announce our new event for 2018 - Around the Fairs in 55 Days.  Visit at least two of these three community fairs in Washtenaw County and turn in your passport at the Chelsea Community Fair or Saline Community Fair, and you will be entered into a drawing for prizes.  There will be a drawing for those who visit two fairs, and a separate

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Saturday, 2018 Jun 30th

 

Motor City Pipes & Drums from Troy will make their debut at this year’s Saline Celtic Festival, July 13-14 in Mill Pond Park.

 

Friday, 2018 Jun 29th

With temperatures soaring into the mid-90s and a heat index expected over 100 degrees, the City of Saline has declared the Saline Rec Center as a cooling station.

Here are some places Saline residents can go to escape the heat.

Weather

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of a minibike from a home in York Township.

Sometime between midnight June 24 and 7:10 p.m., June 27, unknown suspects forcibly entered a garage on the 600 block of West Willis Road and stole a minibike. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the WCSO confidential tip line at 973-7711 or 1-800-Speak-Up

 

Police & Fire

Looking a buying a home in Saline? Then you'll want to see this week's Saline Real Estate Roundup, sponsored by Rick Richter at Guaranteed Rate.

This week featured listing comes from Kendra Kerr at Keller Williams. The four-bedroom, 2.5-bath single-family home is located at 1683 Wildwood Trail in Saline. The 2,046-square-foot home is on the market for $350,000.

 

Real Estate

Thursday, 2018 Jun 28th

The Independence Day picnic at the Saline Depot Museum scheduled for Saturday, June 30, has been canceled.

"Due to the expected heat wave the Independence Day celebration at the Depot Museum has been canceled," said Jim Peters, of the Saline Area Historical Society. "Better safe than sorry."

Temperatures are expected to reach 95 Saturday.

Community

It's summertime - for many this means kids are home from school and spending more time with family or with babysitters. Sometimes, especially due to being away from their school routine and structure, this can lead to problem behaviors or emotional reactions. We know kids can be quite a handful sometimes. They can be emotional, defiant, or hyperactive. Their brain is still forming, which means it can be trained, but also that it can be easily “hijacked” in a variety of ways.  So sometimes, things get tough! The good news is: you can help this process along.

Health

A man jumped over the counter at the CVS pharmacy, pushed aside a pharmacist and stole liquid codeine before fleeing with an accomplice Wednesday.

The incident occured around 11:10 a.m.

According to Saline Police Department Sgt. Jay Basso, two black males, believed to be in their 20s, parked a green sedan near Stony Lake Brewing. They walked to the CVS, where one of the men jumped the counter, pushed his way past the pharmacist and stole promethazine.

Police & Fire

 

The Summer Music Series – a free, outdoor concert series brought to you by Saline Main Street, continues on South Ann Arbor Street this Thursday June 28th at 7:00 p.m. with Lisa Mary a talented young country singer-songwriter and award-winning recording artist out of Metro Detroit. 

Downtown Saline

Wednesday, 2018 Jun 27th

Saline resident Susie Treber, and longtime friend Christine Doyle, have much in common, as both are mothers of quadruplets.

The two began a friendship that involved bringing their children to parties at the United Methodist Church and picnics at Mill Pond Park along with other families of triplets and quads from Michigan. 

Community

The Cooley Memorial Fountain sculptural group on the campus of the University of Michigan will be restored this summer by Building Arts & Conservation at their studio in Saline. 

The fountain was a gift to the university by Charles Baird in memory of his childhood friend and colleague Judge Thomas McIntyre Cooley. 

Designed in 1940 by celebrated Swedish artist Carl Milles, the cast bronze fountain is also entitled “Sunday Morning in Deep Waters,” and affectionately referred to by students as "Ye Gods and Little Fishes.” 

Arts & Entertainment

After a couple years of "good news" budgets at Saline Area Schools, the Board of Education heard decidedly gloomy news at Tuesday's meeting. The district plans to cut staff through attrition to solidify its financial standing after running a deficit last year.

Schools

Tuesday, 2018 Jun 26th

Saline City Council inched closer to putting a property tax increase proposal on the November election ballot.

Mayor Brian Marl sought unanimity from council and he got it. Council voted 7-0 to approve the language that would give voters the ability approve a change to the city's charter.

City council wants to ask voters to approve a five-year levy of up to one mill. The tax would raise about $435,000 for roads. Marl hopes to use about $200,000 in Act 51 money, $175,000 of county road millage money and other sources to begin to upgrade the city's network of roads.

Government

20 teams from all over the State headed to Portage, MI to compete for the 2018 Michigan BPA State Tournament this past weekend. With tons of talent at the West Portage Baseball Complex, Saline earned their status of State Champs. 

Sports

Fellowship Baptist Church, in Saline, was awarded the mParks Community Service award.

Government

Firefighters believe a lawnmower may have been the culprit in a fire that ravaged a two-story garage in Lodi Township Monday evening.

The Saline Area Fire Department was dispatched to the fire at approximately 6:35 p.m. The garage was located behind a home on Shelly Court, located of Weber Road, just west of Noble Road.

There were no injuries as a result of the blaze.

Saline Fire Chief Craig Hoeft said the homeowner had pulled a lawnmower into the garage only a few minutes before the fire.

Police & Fire

Monday, 2018 Jun 25th

An Ypsilanti man faces three charges after Saline Police found him with a stolen vehicle and credit cards June 14.

It's summer in Saline and there's plenty of action around town in the coming weeks. Here's a look at upcoming events.

Summer Music Series

Every Thursday night in the summer, Saline Main Street hosts a block party on South Ann Arbor Street. This Thursday, country music singer Lisa Mary performs. On July 5, classic rockers Leverage perform. On July 12, Celtic rock band Crossbow kicks of the Celtic Festival weekend with a performance downtown.

Music starts at 7 p.m.

Community

Sunday, 2018 Jun 24th

How might the City of Saline react of Michigan voters choose to legalize recreational marijuana?

Attorney Nicholas Curcio, of the city’s law firm, Dickinson Wright, outlined what passage of the measure might mean for the city at the June 18 city council work meeting.

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